Sex Roles (2017) 76:633–634 DOI 10.1007/s11199-016-0714-y BOOK REVIEW Looking at Each Other: Writers on Feminism, Psychology/Psychiatry, and Transgender Issues Psychology and Gender Dysphoria: Feminist and Transgender Perspectives. By Jemma Toth, New York, Routledge, 2016. 138 pp. £95/$160 (Cloth). ISBN-10: 1138013927, ISBN-13: 978-1138013926 Nancy S. Erickson Published online: 13 December 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016 I approached this book as a cisgender woman who trained in amine the tensions between and within [the psychiatric, fem- history, then law, and most recently, in psychology. For many inist, and transgender studies] discourses, and consider how years, as a professor of law, I taught family law, sex discrim- these relate to lived experiences of an embodied gender- ination, and constitutional law, as well as other topics. As a related distress^ (p. 2). In my view, she was most successful practicing attorney, I represented battered women in divorce in achieving her goal of Bexamining the role psychology and and other family law matters. In the 1960s and 1970s I was psychiatry have played in defining gender ‘normality’ and heavily involved in the Women’sLiberation Movement, andI ‘abnormality’….^ (p. 2). Her treatment of the perspectives continue to be involved in feminist struggles within and
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